Pickleball Fix



by Bev Crane

Special Olympics Instruction

The TPPC has been partnering with Hernando County Special Olympics to teach and coach some of their athletes to play pickleball. Two (2) doubles teams and two (2) individuals qualified to participate in a Special Olympics State Games on November 11, 12 at ESPN Disney.

The October BOD meeting was held on Oct 11 with several important actions discussed.

--Treasurer K. Powers discussed incorporation of the Club as a non-profit social club. The incorporation paperwork has been filed (on-line) with the Club name to change to Timber Pines Pickleball Club Inc. Powers and Hunter will be working on the details of this action, including rules needed and updates to by-laws.

--TPPC November Event Play Schedule - A Scheduling Committee was formed to finalize the November play schedule. Watch for some changes in courts and play times for popular events to enable more players to utilize the courts at the popular times.

--Lesson/Orientation sessions for new players are being held weekly on Monday from 11am to 1pm with the next one on Oct. 17. Sign up on Den.

--PARKING REMINDER: The courts are filling up at prime times (7-11am). This morning by 9am there were no empty car spaces in the parking lot. Golf carts can park on the grassy area at the north end of the parking lot to leave spaces for cars. Try to “cart or car pool” if possible too. All the snowbirds are not back yet so parking will continue to be difficult!

Donnie’s ABCD, Oct 12 – The rain skipped Timber Pines so 50 players were able to enjoy ABCD on Wed. night followed by a special treat--grilled hotdogs and drinks. Lots of pickleball, laughter and fun.

2022-2023 Tournaments

--Tournament Schedule. The 2022-2023 Tournament Calendar has been finalized and sent to all members via the Den. Print it out and mark dates to participate! Flyers will be emailed via the Den with specific details before each tournament. The first tournament is on Fri, November 11. Flyers will also be on the Ct. Bulletin Board and the TPPC website.

--Tournament Information Session. Many of you may have wanted to play in a tournament but have been unsure of the process. Well, you’re in luck. The TPPC wants you to join in the fun so prior to the beginning of the 2022-2023 tournament season, Mike Rocheleau, Chair of the Tournament Committee, will have a one-hour information session to help ease your anxiety about tournament play. This will be a great opportunity to ask questions. Mark your calendar!

Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Time: 11am

Place: Pickleball Courts Pavilion

From Mike Rocheleau, Certified Instructor, Certified Instructor Evaluator and Certified Referee

ABCD Event Description

Many members are familiar with the ABCD event as it was a popular event played by all levels on the Lodge Courts. This event is designed as a fun event where players of different levels may play together. It allows players to test their skills with players of different abilities with no pressure on winning. Click the attached description Open PDF File at the bottom of this email to open the description and review how to play the ABCD event. Come on out and play! You’ll enjoy it and meet other members at the same time.

Cookouts

--The Cookout main dish for this Sat. October 15 at 5:30pm will be pizza. Bring a side dish to serve 6-8 and enjoy a great meal at the Pavilion.

--Save the Date: Saturday, October 29, 5:30pm. Celebrate OKTOBERWEEN with your pickleball colleagues. Join our Pickleball DJs Frank and Janey Tabor, who will be back with a mix of music, dress, food, and fun! Grillmaster Dale Nevermann will grill brats with onions and sauerkraut for the main dish. Come dressed in Halloween or Oktoberfest attire. We will have dancing and karaoke along with prizes awarded for the best costume. And, watch for a guest who will perform a special dance during the evening. It’ll be a fun-filled evening with a mix of Halloween and Oktoberfest. Mark your calendars!

The next Fix will be sent on October 28. Keep on picklin’!

TPPC Pickleball Board

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